9780380973644

Smoke and Mirrors

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780380973644

  • ISBN10:

    0380973642

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1998-11-01
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
  • View Upgraded Edition
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $24.00

Summary

The distinctive storytelling genius of Neil Gaiman has been acclaimed by writers as diverse as Norman Mailer and Stephen King. Now in this new collection of stories--several of which have never before appeared in print and more than half that have never been collected--that will dazzle the senses and haunt the imagination. Miraculous inventions and unforgettable characters inhabit these pages: an elderly widow who finds the Holy Grail in a second-hand store...a frightened little boy who bargains for his life with a troll living under a bridge by teh railroad tracks...a stray cat who battles nightly against a recurring evil that threatens his unsusupecting adoptive family. In these stories, Gaiman displays the power, wit, insight and outrageous originality that has made him one of the most unique literary artists of our day.

Table of Contents

READING THE ENTRAILS: A RONDEL xi
AN INTRODUCTION 1(32)
CHIVALRY
33(15)
NICHOLAS WAS
48(1)
THE PRICE
49(8)
TROLL BRIDGE
57(12)
DON'T ASK JACK
69(3)
THE GOLDFISH POOL AND OTHER STORIES
72(36)
THE WHITE ROAD
108(12)
QUEEN OF KNIVES
120(10)
CHANGES
130(11)
THE DAUGHTER OF OWLS
141(3)
SHOGGOTH'S OLD PECULIAR
144(12)
VIRUS
156(3)
LOOKING FOR THE GIRL
159(12)
ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD AGAIN
171(19)
BAY WOLF
190(8)
WE CAN GET THEM FOR YOU WHOLESALE
198(11)
ONE LIFE, FURNISHED IN EARLY MOORCOCK
209(15)
COLD COLORS
224(12)
THE SWEEPER OF DREAMS
236(2)
FOREIGN PARTS
238(17)
VAMPIRE SESTINA
255(2)
MOUSE
257(10)
THE SEA CHANGE
267(4)
WHEN WE WENT TO SEE THE END OF THE WORLD by Dawnie Morningside, age 11 1/4
271(7)
DESERT WIND
278(3)
TASTINGS
281(9)
BABYCAKES
290(2)
MURDER MYSTERIES
292(33)
SNOW, GLASS, APPLES
325

Rewards Program

Write a Review